Posted 03 December 2005 - 04:50 AM
Do some basic maintenance:
(These instructions apply to Windows 95/98/98SE, other versions may not have the functions described)
- Clean your internet cache and temporary files:
Control Panel>Internet Settings. Tick the boxes under 'Temporary internet Files' for 'Delete Cookies' and 'Delete Files' and tick 'Delete all offline content' if asked.
Empty the Recycle Bin.
- Boot in Safe Mode and do a scandisk with the 'Thorough' and 'Fix' options checked.
If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here: Safe Mode
How to find scandisk - double-click 'My Computer', right-click the C: drive then click 'Properties'.Under the 'Tools' tab click on Error Checker
- When that's finished do a defrag.
Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
They will take some time but at least you will know your hard drive is working correctly and tidied up.
- Check how much free space you have on your hard drive.
Double-click 'My Computer',right-click on your C: drive and select 'Properties'.
- Reboot and see if there's any improvement.
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